Peekaboo style party dresses are in fashion this season
The Peekaboo party dress is among one of the most exciting fashion trends, which is taking the runway by storm this year. Not meant for the timid and faint-hearted, this party dress trend is for ladies who are confident of their bodies and want to make a statement through their clothes. A favorite among celebrities such as Emma Watson, Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria, who have been seen sporting this look at events, the peekaboo dress is a party staple, which will surely guarantee a lot of conversation and attention for the wearer.
The general definition of a peekaboo dress is that of a dress which has cutouts, which serve to reveal a hint of bare skin. Variations in this style come in the form of different cutout shapes, and sometimes, cutout shapes with a layer of lace, or other sheer fabric over them for more modesty. One of the most recent examples of a quintessential peekaboo dress is of Hollywood star, Emma Watson, who wore a black peekaboo dress by Nepalese-Singaporean designer, Prabal Gurung to the recent Met Ball at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
There is a range of choices available when selecting a peekaboo party dress; from modest cutouts to outrageous cutouts, it depends on the wearer as to how much skin they would like to show. Those with toned midriffs can opt for body-hugging dresses with cutout details in the stomach and waist area; while those with slim arms, can opt for a full-sleeve dress with peekaboo cuts in the shoulder or back area, or maybe even both!
Length is also a factor when selecting an appropriate peekaboo dress for parties and events. The peekaboo style ensures that even long dresses have some skin on show, so it is not necessary to choose a short length dress. Those who enjoy long party dresses will have the added advantage of adding peekaboo detail to the thigh and leg area.
Contrary to myths about peekaboo party dresses being suitable only for “models” and those who are thin, these dresses can be worn by women with varying body shapes. A rule for wearers to follow is to identify the most aspects of their bodies, and to highlight those through the dress. For example, if you are proud of your back and shoulders, a dress with peekaboo cuts in that area will make you feel confident, and will accentuate your best features.
Peekaboo party dresses are available everywhere, and those looking for designer creations can look at Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Versace and a host of other well-known designers who have come up with their own unique versions of this style.
In order to accentuate the effect of this show-stopping party dress, it is important to keep hair, makeup and shoes as neutral as possible in order for focus to be maintained on the dress itself. Some choose to wear statement Jewellery such as long chain necklaces and cuff bracelets in order to add to the glamorous look. However, it is guaranteed that any style of peekaboo dresses will stand out and make you, the highlight of any party!